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flash point

, flashing point
the lowest temperature at which the vapour above a liquid can be ignited in air
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flash point

[′flash ‚pȯint]
(chemistry)
The lowest temperature at which vapors from a volatile liquid will ignite momentarily upon the application of a small flame under specified conditions; test conditions can be either open- or closed-cup.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flash point

The minimum temperature of a combustible material at which there is sufficient vaporization to produce a combustible mixture with air if ignited by a flame.
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The flash points of the samples were also determined with the help of Pensky-Martens Closed-Cup Flash Tester and the readings were taken as well.
For mixtures, the relationship between the flash point and the vapor pressure of a compound is used to predict the flash point.
[12] ASTM D 93, Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester, American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, Pa, USA, 2002.
The measured values of buthanol density, kinematic viscosity and flash point are presented in Table 3 above.
Because the methods are prescribed, flash point instruments are de signed expressly with a particular test in mind.
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They evaporate quickly and have a high flash point.
It has a high flash point, low toxicity, chemical and thermal stability, and is compatible with all conventional photopolymer printing plates.
Its characteristics make it a good insulating oil, because it has a high flash point, and is difficult to burn.
All models are designed for use with fuel oil, Class II or III combustible liquids having a flash point of 100[degrees]F or higher.
Saturday night dances held at the prison camp became a flash point for romance and cultural clash that Dragone illustrated in her piece by mixing swing and Italian folk dance.